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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAbudefduf saxatilis (Linnaeus, 1758) 
AphiaID: 159288

Classification: Biota > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAnimalia (Kingdom) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorChordata (Phylum) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorVertebrata (Subphylum) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorGnathostomata (Superclass) > Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorPisces (Superclass) > Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorActinopterygii (Class) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPerciformes (Order) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPomacentridae (Family) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPomacentrinae (Subfamily) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAbudefduf (Genus)
Status accepted
Rank Species
Parent Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAbudefduf Forskål, 1775
Synonymised
names
  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAbudefduf ascensionis Fowler, 1919
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAbudefduf marginatus (Bloch, 1787)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAbudefduf saxiatilis (Linnaeus, 1758) (misspelling)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAbudefduf sexatilis (Linnaeus, 1758) (misspelling)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorApogon quinquevittatus Blyth, 1858
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorChaetodon marginatus Bloch, 1787
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorChaetodon mauritii Bloch, 1787
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorChaetodon sargoides Lacepède, 1802
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorChaetodon saxatilis Linnaeus, 1758
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorGlyphidodon saxatilis (Linnaeus, 1758)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorGlyphisodon biniar Montrouzier, 1857
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorGlyphisodon moucharra Lacepède, 1802
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorGlyphisodon saxatilis
Sources  basis of record Smith, J.L.B. (1960). Coral Fishes of the Family Pomacentridae from the Western Indian Ocean and the Red Sea. Ichthyological Bulletin No. 19: 317-349 [details]

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Vernacular
Names
 
Language   Name 
English Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorsergeant major  [details]
Spanish Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorpetaca rayada  [details]
Environment marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
Distribution 
From other sources
Djibouti
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDjibouti [details]
Gulf of Mexico
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorGulf of Mexico [details]
Kenya
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorKenya [details]
Madagascar
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorMadagascar [details]
Mozambique
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorMozambique [details]
North Atlantic Ocean
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorGulf of Maine [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorMadeiran Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorNorth West Atlantic [details]
Red Sea
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorRed Sea [details]
Republic of Mauritius
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorMauritius [details]
Seychelles
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorSeychelles [details]
South Africa
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorSouth Africa (country) [details]
Host of  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOrbitacolax analogus Vervoort, 1969 (parasitic: ectoparasitic)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHolobomolochus glyphisodontis (Krøyer, 1863) (parasitic: ectoparasitic)
Links Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Barcode of Life (109 barcodes) 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Biodiversity Heritage Library (107 publications) 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Encyclopedia of Life 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo FishBase 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo GenBank (65 nucleotides; 55 proteins) 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Marine Species Identification Portal 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo ITIS
Notes 
From other sources
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDescription Usually found in shallow waters to around 15 meters, juveniles are common in tide pools while adults school over shallow reeftops. Adults frequently form large feeding aggregations of up to several hundred individuals. Food items include algae, small crustaceans and fish, and various invertebrate larvae. Adult males adopt a bluish ground colour when guarding eggs. Attracted to divers who feed fish. Generally common (Ref. 9710). [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDiet Food items include algae, small crustaceans and fish, and various invertebrate larvae [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDistribution Atlantic Ocean: 40.9°N to Uruguay in the western Atlantic, abundant on Caribbean reefs; around islands of the mid-Atlantic, Cape Verde, and along the tropical coast of western Africa south to Angola [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorHabitat nektonic [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorHabitat Adults frequently form large feeding aggregations of up to several hundred individuals. [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorImportance Social- Commercial, aquariumfish [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorRemark Slight differenced from the Atlantic to the Indo-Pacific have led some authors to regard the Indo-Pacific form as a distinct species, A. vaigiensis (Quoy & Gaimard) Randall (1992). [details]
Images Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editor[show unreviewed]
LSID urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:159288
Taxonomic
Edit history
 
Date   action   by
2005-05-27 09:47:05Z  created  Appeltans, Ward
2008-01-15 17:27:08Z  changed  Bailly, Nicolas
  
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  Citation: Bailly, N. (2014). Abudefduf saxatilis (Linnaeus, 1758). In: Froese, R. and D. Pauly. Editors. (2014) FishBase. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=159288 on 2014-10-01
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